Published on January 17, 2022
We are in another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us continue to face the same or worse problems as before! We are once again trapped inside our employers’ homes, in some cases being forced to work if we are sick. Others have lost work and are unable to access federal income support because we do not meet the requirements. We cannot change or find work with new employers because of our closed work permits or implied status.
While some of us have received PR decisions, many of us are still waiting for a response and continue to be separated from our families. This is why a group of self-organized migrant nannies rallied this week in front of MP Sukh Dhaliwal’s office in Surrey, BC to demand faster processing of their permanent residency applications. Their message was clear: it’s time to end the backlog!
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We at Caregivers’ Action Centre - Migrant Workers Alliance for Change are supporting their fight. Take action with us! Call, text or WhatsApp us at 647-782-6633.
Important Labour & Immigration Updates!
There is a lot of misinformation being shared, so here is a list of current and accurate information about your labour rights and any recent immigration updates. Click on the links below!
- What do I need to know about the “new” HCCP / Childcare PR stream for Caregivers?
- What is my minimum wage?
- What masks should my employer give me?
- How do I leave my employer if I am being abused?
- What are my rights if my employer terminated me?
If you have any concerns or questions, please call, text, or WhatsApp us on our hotline at 647-782-6633!
H&C Workshop for Migrant Care Workers
Although the HCCP and HSWP are now accepting applications, many of us are still unable to apply because of the unfair language, education and work requirements. If you are in this situation, you may be able to get PR through the Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application stream.
Join our online workshop on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 12PM (ON), 9am (BC), 10am (AB), and 1PM (MB) to learn about the H&C application and how to make your application stronger. Register here.
This workshop is for migrant care workers only!